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Come on in and check it out. Open Sunday from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM. If you would like to get into our store during off hours, please call the Temple office. 386-462-2017. As always, thank you for supporting the Deity seva in New Raman Reti by shopping at Govinda's Gifts.
- Big selection of tulasi mala and neckbeads, many from the world famous Radha Kund carvers
- Ladies anarkalis is all sizes, from XXS through XL
- Girls dresses all sizes
- Lots of new skirts
- 100% pure and organic fragrance oils for Deity worship
- Artwork and Murtis galore
- Bedspreads, Chaddars (men and women),
- Lots of new gorgeous saris from all over India
We would like to thank the devotees for kindly sponsoring the Sunday Feast throughout the year. Feast sponsorships are available for May and June, 2019. This is a wonderful and auspicious way to honor birthdays, anniversaries, births, and departed loved ones, and get the blessings of Krishna and His devotees. Please call the Temple Office at 386-462-2017
if you are interested or click this link.
- May 5, 2019, - Vrindavanalila devi dasi in memory of Kad Hamdi
- May 12, 2019, - Dr Anand & Shalini Kesari
- May 19, 2019, - Vijay & Anitha Police in memory of Ramesh Police
- May 26, 2019, - Puneet Devgan in memory of Srimati Raj Dulari Devgan
- June 16, 2019, - Saritha Mahi In honor of Jayaditya Rao's Birthday
- June 23, 2019, - Narendra & Kiran Singh in honor of Saket & Aarya Singh
Guest Accomodations at Temple
Now you can spend a weekend or longer experiencing the peaceful spiritual life of our Hare Krishna farm community. We currently have one guest house with three bedrooms that can accommodate up to 6 people. The guest house has WIFI. The charge for the guest house is $125 per night. Individual rooms may also be rented, depending on the number in your party. The master bedroom with attached bath is $65/night,
the single room is $45/night and the bunk room is $49/night.
These two rooms use a shared bath in the hallway. Breakfast and lunch are served at the Temple at 9:00 am & 12:30 pm, which are available to you if you are here at those times.
Please note that check-in is between 3-8 pm and check/-out is by 11 am. For reservations please call 386-462-2017 or
E-mail: email@example.com to check availability.
The morning sweets from our Deities can now be sponsored for a donation of $51.00. This is a wonderful way to honor a loved one or an event. Please contact the Temple office at 386-462-2017, or see Saksi Gopal das for more information. You can also sponsor online by clicking this link.
Since 2004 I've been recording Gaudiya Vaisnava acaryas books, and thus have a healthy collection.
With recent developments in Podcasting I'm now able to share these readings with devotees FREE - to anywhere in the world - at any time - on any internet device.
The best way to listen? https://anchor.fm/dhruva-maharaja-dasa From there you can either listen or choose your favorite platform or app.
Subscribe and set "Notifications" on your device if you want reminders when new episodes post.
This is easy -- but if you need help email me: firstname.lastname@example.org Click the "Support this podcast" button
to offer your support.
TUESDAY EVENING CLASS Interactive discussion every Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. in the Temple room. Topic will be the
systematic study of Srila Prabhupada's Chaitanya Charitamrita, focusing on his key points from each purports in each chapter.
Please come and hear the class live in the temple room, or online at www.alachuatemple.com. Facilitator: Prana Govinda das. If you cannot attend, text your questions/thoughts/comments throughout class to 352 222 9696 .
FRIDAY NIGHT BHAJANS every Friday, 7:00 p.m. in the Temple room.
New Family Room/Nursery at the Temple This space is a heated and cooled space for parents to take care of their babies and young children while listening to the Temple program via radio. Current open hours are festival evening programs and Sunday feasts when the gift shop is open. Additionally, a coded lockbox with a key inside is now installed on the building so parents can access this space during the daily morning program and festival morning programs.
In case of a mental health
emergency, follow this protocol. Also, click here for mental health resources in the Gainesville area.
Learn about our Cow Protection Program at our Face Book Page or our Web Site.
Learn about our Retired Cow Program at Save the Cow website. Remember, you can't have cow protection without a retired cow program. That's what it's all about!
| Jacksonville Beach Harinam
THIS Saturday, May 25, 2019
Join us for Jacksonville Beach Harinam on Saturday, May 25, 2019, from 12:30 - 2:30 PM. The meeting place is at the Pier located at the intersection of 1st Street and 4th Avenue N. Light prasad will be served at the harinam.
Visnupriya dasi reporting
Bhaktivedanta Academy Hiring
2019-20 School Year
Bhaktivedanta Academy is seeking qualified candidates who possess an enthusiasm for working with children in a highly collaborative teaching environment. If you are a self-starter who wants to be part of a mission-driven school that provides an opportunity to grow personally and professionally, we encourage you to apply for positions for the coming school year (Click below for job descriptions):
Interested applicants should review the job announcements linked above and may either scan and email the completed application along with current resume to email@example.com or fax to 386-518-2314.
Send all correspondence to the attention of Visvambhara Das, Head of School.
Visvambhara das reporting
*Chaitanya Charitamrita class, 8:00 AM Saturday, May 25 and Sunday Feast lecture, 5:00 PM May 26, 2019 - His Holiness Mahavisnu Maharaja
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Community Development Initiative (CDI) Update
As part of the CDI (Community Development Initiative), several service groups are taking shape here in our community. We'd like to introduce one of these groups today, HARP. Hare Krishnas of Alachua Relationship Project. We'll be hearing more from them over time, but today, we thought we'd share their Vision:
Healthy and supportive relationships build vibrant and healthy communities. Let us work together to build a community that is "one in peace, friendship and prosperity with a common cause: (Srila Prabhupada, preface to the Bhagavatam); May all community members feel valued, supported and cared for, and may each member find the means to offer freely and completely their unique and special skills, heartfeltedly
Sudharma devi dasi reporting
DASI Project for Young Adult Girls
Using Their Talents in Krishna's Service
DASI is a project created by some of the young adult girls in our communities to give an opportunity for them to use the talents in Krishna’s service at festivals and Rathayatras around the United States and Canada. This provides a way for these girls to give back to our communities and Srila Prabhupada (to help continue what he started). All of them have traveled together for many years and have done numerous different bus tours, including Kishori Yatra. They are such a talented, smart, inspiring, ambitious, hardworking group of girls who are eager to give their time as a service. They will be traveling around in a van for two months and doing various services at these festivals, including dance, henna, and gopi dots. They have been doing bake sales every Sunday to raise funds for gas and food and any donation is appreciated.
We have a GoFundMe page and we have a table for the next two Sundays until we leave, so cash can also be given that way.
Marisha Innis reporting
By the Mayapuris
The Mayapuris' long awaited second album is finally here! The project, titled "Nine Islands", features the Mayapuris' signature sound, carried along the current of their musical evolution as recording artists. "Nine Islands" refers to the holy land of Navadwip, where the sacred river Ganga splits the earth into nine distinct regions. Each region represents one of the nine processes of Bhakti. The Mayapuris took this theme and created unique sounds and compositions for each track, taking the listener on a journey into the channels of art and devotion through music. The album will be released on June 1, 2019. Until then, we are doing a special Pre-Sale of the album with some bundles that you don't want to miss!
Visvambhara Sheth reporting
Film: Cultivating the Bhakti Creeper and Gardening
By Calypso Camacho
A short film by 15-years-old Calypso Camacho, a student at the Bhaktivedanta Academy in Alachua, Florida, shows how doing gardening for God helps cultivating the creeper of selfless love in the heart. (www.bhaktischool.org)
David Camacho reporting
Evenings in the Temple Room
WOULD ANYONE LIKE TO READ KRISHNA BOOK ALOUD IN THE TEMPLE ROOM IN THE EVENINGS?
We would like to be able to have this available for all of our listening audience. And our evening pujaris on the altar.
One night, two, three...you tell us. From 7:00-8:00 or as you like...
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Summer Help Wanted:
**Tulasi devi care
**Eco Farm gardens
Call the Temple office for more information 386-462-2017 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Inspired to Distribute Srila Prabhupada's Books?
Join These Events
Feeling inspired to distribute Srila Prabhupada's books? Join in for any of these upcoming events.
We will have book tables at the:
JAX Vegan Festival on Saturday, June 8, 2019.
See Sri Vrindavan devi dasi for a time slot of your choice.
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
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